Radar vision maps Napa Valley earthquake02 September 2014
Radar vision maps Napa Valley earthquake02 September 2014 Sentinel-1A has added yet another string to its bow. Radar images from this fledgling satellite have been used to map the rupture caused by the biggest earthquake that has shaken northern California in 25 years.
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014
A wing for Sentinel-2A 01 September 2014 Imaging Earth’s land with unprecedented speed and resolution has come another step closer as the next Sentinel satellite has been given its solar wing and started a strenuous six-month test campaign to make sure that it is fit for launch next April.
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014
Sentinel-1 poised to monitor motion26 August 2014 Although it was only launched a few months ago and is still being commissioned, the new Sentinel-1A radar satellite has already shown that it can be used to generate 3D models of Earth’s surface and will be able to closely monitor land and ice surface...
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014
Ice sheet highs, lows and loss20 August 2014 Measurements from ESA’s CryoSat mission have been used to map the height of the huge ice sheets that blanket Greenland and Antarctica and show how they are changing. New results reveal combined ice volume loss at an unprecedented rate of 500 cubic kil...
Summer school success14 August 2014
Summer school success14 August 2014 Young Earth scientists from all over the world have wrapped up their two-week course at ESA’s ESRIN centre for Earth observation in Frascati, Italy.
Lifetime of gravity measurements heralds new beginning30 July 2014 Although ESA’s GOCE satellite is no more, all of the measurements it gathered during its life skirting the fringes of our atmosphere, including the very last as it drifted slowly back to Earth, have been drawn together to offer new opportunities for s...